Through a leadership focus, one-to-one mentoring and experiential learning, this 100% Online MBA is tailored to the individual to provide everything you need to take your career to new heights.

Ranked 55th in the world for online MBAs (QS 2022), the Online MBA from Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) provides its students with real-world experiences and personalised learning - everything career-oriented professionals need to make a significant impact in the world of business, without having to set foot on campus. Offered completely online, the MBA provides a convenient and flexible education option for busy adults, with interactive features and an innovative curriculum modeled on our campus MBA.

If you are seeking a more strategic, senior or management role, and looking to take your career and your organisation to new heights, this course will give you the advanced business skills you need to support success in an increasingly competitive, international and ever-changing business landscape.


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A leader in personalisation and experiential learning, Nottingham Business School offers both fast track study options and an Online MBA Data Analytics pathway, designed to help students harness the power of big data to formulate strategies for greater efficiency and success in business.

Our Online MBA is further distinguished by a focus on sustainable corporate practices and responsible leadership, in line with Nottingham Trent University’s status as a First-Class sustainable university, having been ranked 4th in the world for sustainability in the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2020.

This course also has been awarded Dual Award status with the Chartered Management Institute, which means you can graduate with a Masters degree and a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

In addition to the qualification and included with Dual Accreditation is student membership with CMI for the duration of the course. Membership whilst you are on the course is included in the course fee. The CMI’s online resource portal, ManagementDirect, offers digital resources, networking, mentoring and support.

You will gain the CMI qualification upon graduation and you are then eligible to become a full member of the CMI and have the opportunity to work towards Chartered Manager status should you wish.

In our most recent Postgraduate Taught Survey (2021), 90% of Online MBA students were satisfied with the quality of the course.

Nottingham Business School is accredited by the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which are internationally recognised hallmarks of excellence and quality for business education.

These accreditations sit alongside the Small Business Charter accreditation, a mark of excellence for business schools with expertise in supporting small businesses, student entrepreneurship and engagement in the local economy. Nottingham Business School is also recognised as a United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) Champion.

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Cultivate your leadership abilities

The MBA provides you with a strategic understanding of business operations with modules on:

  • Responsible Leadership
  • Global Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Change Management
  • Business Information and Decision-making

I’ve gained confidence from the knowledge gained and my network within the organisation has grown considerably.

Specialisms to personalise your learning experience

Master of Business Administration:

Continue your examination of business functions, operations and skills that can be applied to a variety of industries and settings. The Online MBA dives deeply into strategic business topics with coursework on customer engagement, creativity and innovation, advanced strategic management and human resource strategies for the contemporary workplace.

MBA with Data Analytics:

Develop an understanding of data science to harness the power of big data. There are massive amounts of information available to businesses today, driving a need for professionals with the expertise to analyse it effectively. The insights gained from data can lead to greater organisational efficiency and success. Learn more

Fast track your MBA:

Accelerate your learning outcomes and double-up on modules to graduate with an MBA or MBA with Data Analytics in as little as 1 year 8 months. This option is available for both MBA offerings on the May and September intakes each year.


2 years 8 months (or 1 year 8 months with the Online MBA Fast Track)


£17,000 or 12 instalments of £1,325 and 2 payments of £550 for the dissertation.

Nottingham Trent University also offers ten £3,400 scholarships for Online MBA students from Africa, India and the Middle East each academic year.

Start dates:

January, May, September

Requirements include:

  • a good UK honours degree or overseas equivalent in any discipline
  • a minimum of 3 years continuous management experience.
  • international students only: IELTS or TOEFL

Real-world preparation

Nottingham Business School’s Online MBA is distinguished by an experiential teaching and learning style. Throughout the course, you will engage in business simulations and consultancy projects, allowing you to apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios. This direct application of theory to business provides you with opportunities to discuss your own experience of business practices and behaviours and analyse them. It is our intention that by reflecting on these experiences, you will be able to use the theories to guide your actions and decisions. As a result, in our most recent Postgraduate Taught Survey (2021), 90% of Online MBA students were satisfied with the quality of the course.

Such preparation is effective: Our graduates have found employment in a range of national and global businesses, including small or medium-sized private and public sector organisations, in sectors such as banking, investment and retail, as well as in management consultancy roles.

As a graduate of NTU’s Online MBA, you will offer employers a set of practical skills that will empower you to help organisations to realise their business objectives and achieve your own career goals. Combined with an appreciation of the value of responsible and sustainable leadership, you will be able to show proficiencies that are very much in demand in today's business management employment market.


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